Rimutaka Forest Park
Rimutaka Forest Park information
Just over the hill from Lower Hutt is Wainuiomata, 14km south of which is Catchpool Valley, the main entrance to Rimutaka Forest Park (45 minutes’ drive from Wellington). Here there’s a creek-side campsite and six sole-occupancy bush huts (sleeping eight to 18) – great bases for short and long walks into the forest and gorgeous Orongorongo River valley. Book at Wellington’s DOC visitor centre or online.